Need help deciding which ipad to buy? 1st gen Or 2nd gen?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JimmyMac123, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. JimmyMac123 macrumors newbie

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    Jun 20, 2010
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    I've been thinking recently of getting an iPad now that the 1st gen costs less than the 2nd gen. But I just cant decide between the ipad 1 and the ipad 2.

    These are the prices for the 1st gen ipad:

    16gb wifi only: 350€
    32gb wifi only: 399€

    iPad 2nd gen prices:

    16gb wifi only: 479€
    32gb wifi only: 579€

    I'm a business student and also have an office job. I do a bit of traveling to conferences and seminars. And feel that an iPad would be a better fit for me when i'm on the go. Usually I travel with a MacBook but rarely open it up.

    I would use the ipad for:

    Checking email
    Writing email
    Web browsing
    Skype calling and chating
    Movies
    YouTube videos
    Reading PDFs
    Taking notes


    Can you help me to decide which model I should buy? should I buy the ipad 2 or save my money and buy the ipad 1?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. silverblack macrumors 68030

    silverblack

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    Nov 27, 2007
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    For the list of tasks you are interested, iPad 1 is perfectly capable. You won't be needing the iPad 2. If you can, try to find a used iPad 1 for a good deal. You'll hardly lose any money when you sell it when upgrading to iPad 3.
     

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